Week of November 5-11
November 5-11 Porsche Grand Prix,
Stuttgart, Germany (Indoors on Greenset, a hard court)
Venue: Filderstat Tennis Club (Tennis Sporthalle Filderstadt)
Prize money= $100,000
Part of the Colgate Series
1R: Martina Navratilova  d Sylvia Hanika 5-7 7-5 6-2
1R: Tanya Harford d Betsy Nagelson [Q] 7-6 2-6 7-6
1R: Ilana Kloss d Iva Budarova [Q] 6-0 2-6 7-5
1R: Kerry Reid d Pam Teeguarden 6-4 6-2
1R: Billie Jean King  d Helena Anliot [Q] 6-3 6-3
1R: Nina Bohm d Ann Kiyomura 6-2 5-7 6-1
1R: Stacy Margolin d Betty Stove 6-2 7-6
1R: Mima Jausovec d Virginia Ruzici  6-3 6-4
1R: Regina Marsikova  d Renee Blount [Q] 7-6 7-6
1R: Laura DuPont d Terrry Hollday 6-4 7-6
1R: Hana Mandlikova d Iris Riedel [WC] 6-0 6-1
1R: Tracy Austin  d Leslie Allen 6-3 6-3
1R: Wendy Turnbull  d Barbara Potter 6-4 6-4
1R: Bettina Bunge d Sharon Walsh 6-4 6-2
1R: Anne Smith d Renata Tomanova 6-2 6-0
1R: Chris Evert-Lloyd [WC]  d Marita Redondo 6-1 6-2
2R: Navrtilova  d Harford 6-0 7-5
2R: Reid  d Kloss 6-1 6-1
2R: Bohm d King  3-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-2
2R: Jausovec d Margolin 6-1 3-6 7-6 (10-8)
2R: Marsikova  d DuPont 6-4 6-4
2R: Austin  d Mandlikova 6-4 5-7 6-4
2R: Turnbull  d Bunge 6-3 6-3
2R: Evert-Lloyd  d Smith 6-1 6-0
QF: Navratilova  d Reid  default (right elbow)
QF: Jausovec d Bohm 2-6 6-3 6-1
QF: Austin  d Marsikova  7-6 (7-5) 6-4
QF: Evert-Lloyd  d Turnbull  6-2 6-1
SF: Navratilova  d Jausovec 7-5 6-2
SF: Austin  d Evert-Lloyd  6-3 7-5
FI: Tracy Austin d Martina Navratilova  6-2 6-0
1R: Stove/Turnbull  d Dupont/Walsh 6-2 6-3
1R: Nagelson/Teeguarden d Blount/Redondo 6-4 6-2
1R: Kiyomura/Smith  d Hanika/Jausovec 6-3 6-4
1R: Anliot/Tomanova d Brigitte Cuypers/Harford 6-2 6-3
1R: Mandlikova/Ruzici d Budarova/Marsikova 6-1 6-2
1R: Kloss/Reid  d Allen/Potter 4-6 7-5 6-0
1R: Bohm/Bunge d Lea Antonopolis/Margolin 6-4 6-1
1R: King/Navratilova  d Heidi Eisterlehner/Riedel 6-2 6-1
QF: Stove/Turnbull  d Nagelson/Teeguarden 6-1 7-6
QF: Kiyomura/Smith  d Anliot/Tomanova 6-3 6-4
QF: Mandlikova/Ruzici d Kloss/Reid  default
QF: King/Navratilova  d Bohm/Bunge 6-1 6-0
SF: Stove/Turnbull  d Kiyomura/Smith  6-2 6-1
SF: King/Navratilova  d Mandlikova/Ruzici 6-3 1-6 6-2
FI: Billie Jean King/Martina Navratilova  d Betty Stove/Wendy Turnbull  6-3 6-3
Summary written by Ann Jones
(from 1980 World of Tennis Annual)
Everyone agreed that the second Porsche Classic ...was a happy tournament, especially for teenage terror Tracy Austin.
A year ago in Stuttgart , the 15 year old schoolgirl had celebrated the start of her professional career with a decisive final win aganst Betty Stove. Twelve months and some $420,000 later , the schoolgirl returned as the US Open champion-an altogether more mature competitor-and claimed her second Porsche title and a second Porsch sports car, which she again preferred to the first prize on $20,000. hitting her forceful ground strokes with relentless accuracy, she outplayed Chris Evert-Lloyd and Martina Navratilova in the last two rounds, for the loss of a meagre 10 games. The feeling was inescapable that a new era had arrived.
Yet the Austin express was almost derailed in the second round when Europe's leading teenager, 17 year-old Hana Mandlikova of Prague, captured the only set the number 3 seed was to lose all week. Austin was thankful to escape with a 6-4 5-7 6-4 win against a more flexible opponent who cleverly exposed her relative slowness on the turn when subjected to a mixed bag of drives, volleys and lobs.
Miss Austin's 6-3 7-5 semi..win against Mrs Evert-Lloyd was a repeat of the US Open final, though this time the reigning world champion did reach set point minutes before the end, only to be denied the game by a decision which obviously surprised her as aforehand down the line was called out.
In the top half. Miss Navratilova emerged to her top-seeded position in the final without a fuss. A quarterfinal default from Kerry Reid, who was suffering from tennis elbow, was followed by a comfortable 7-5 6-2 win over a still exhausted Mima jausovec, who had earlier played the longest match of the year. That ordeal occured in the 2R against the top-spinning Californian lefthander Stacy Margolin, who detained her for 3 and a half hours before the Yugoslav survived 6-1 3-6 7-6. In the quarters, too, Mima was taken the full distance by Nina Bohn, who covered herself in glory by eliminating $3 sed Billie Jean King.
Other notes from the wires:
Heidi Eisterlehner had to qualify when the event withdrew her wild card and gave it to Chris Evert. Bohm provides an early shocker by putting out King. Martina looks to be next, surviving a scare from Hanika, who led 4-2 and 5-4 in the decide.
In the semis Navratilova saved a set point with backhand volley winner. The contentious austin-Evert semi saw Tracy win 7 straight games from 1-3 in the first. Evert looked set to win the second set when
her forehand was called out on set point for her. Afterwards the teen attributes her win to having more stamina. "Before, when I played her I would get tired. I wasn't tired in the second set."
Tracy clobbers Martina in a 56 minute final. She won the last 9 games. Martina missed a steady stream of backhands and failed in her tactic of drawing Tracy up to net. Now that she of age to drive Austin opts for the Porsche 924 rather than the prize money. Besides, the car was worth $10,000 more in the US than Germany.
Longest match of the week was Jausovec-Margolin, which lasted 3 hours 20 minutes. Jausovec saved 4 match points in the tiebreaker.
November 11, Victorian Hard Court Championships
, Melbourne, Australia
FI: Gwen Stirton d. L. Plowman 6-2 6-3